It was the spookiest night of the year on ‘Dancing With The Stars,’ with creative costumes and scary sets taking over the ballroom. See who impressed the judges with their Halloween routines below.
Dancing with the Stars really wowed on the Oct. 26, as the couples not only performed solo routines but the first team dances of the season. One amazing team dance de-throned Derek Hough from his undefeated winning streak! Watch and read highlights right here.
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Kicking off week 7, Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess danced the Argentine Tango as Frankensteins (props to the special effects team!). Julianne Hough said: “I love your attitude and commitment..but I felt like it was a little bit clunky.” Bruno Tonioli agreed with Julianne, saying that it lost the flavor of the Argentine Tango. Carrie Ann Inaba called it “Franken-sexy.” They got a 24 out of 30.
Hayes Grier transformed into a werewolf for his Waltz with Emma Slater. “You’re the most charming and romantic teen wolf since Jacob Black in Twilight,” Bruno said. “You really improved and your chemistry together is great,” Carrie Ann said. Julianne said it was mature and the performance gave her chills: “tonight, you were a leading man.” They got a 26 out of 30!
Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas danced an Edward Scissorhands-inspired Paso Doble. “You danced like there was no tomorrow. I’m so proud of you! Well done,” Carrie Ann raved. Bruno said it was great! They got a 27!
Tamar Braxton and Valentin Chmerkovskiy danced the Foxtrot. Tamar said she’s the “best dancer in the competition” in the package but Julianne said she didn’t feel the connection between Tamar and Val. “You did miss a few passes, going in and out of hold,” Bruno said. Carrie Ann said they were out of sync but called Tamar “a natural mover.” Carrie Ann added that sometimes the best dancer doesn’t go all the way, and that she’s looking for the most improved.
After a clown completely terrified guest co-host Leah Remini (watch below), Val and Tamar got a 24.
Allison Holker and Andy Grammer danced the Paso Doble as vampires. “Full blood, full spunk. You went at it like a bat out of hell…but you lost the shaping,” Bruno said. “I thought it totally worked! [Allison] going hard on you shows she believes in you and so do I,” Carrie Ann said. Julianne said: “I’m extremely turned on right now.” Awkward. They got a 26.
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough danced the Argentine Tango as evil vampires. “All hail the Queen of darkness! That was exquisitely danced with passion and a whole bunch of sex appeal,” Carrie Ann said. “That was an Argentine Tango master class… it was spell binding dance magic,” Bruno said. Julianne said it was her best week. They got a perfect score of 30!
Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold danced an intense Viennese Waltz. There was so much smoke on the dance floor, it was hard to see them! But Alek finally showed some emotion thanks to some coaching from pro Artem Chigvintsev. “Thank you for coming back to the Alek I remember from the beginning. Thank you for working on the facial expressions. You had passion and aggression,” Julianne said. “You were more dynamic, you were more present, you were giving me a character,” Bruno said. Carrie Ann said: “The hero has returned and now, you’re a contender.” They got a 25!
Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson danced the Paso Doble (with a cape). “I loved the epic scale. The cape work was masterful. Almost perfect but you lost balance at the beginning,” Bruno said. Carrie Ann said he was slightly ahead of time. Julianne said they “nailed it.” They got a 28!
‘DWTS’ — Team Freestyles
Team Nightmare was Val, Tamar, Nick, Sharna, Allison, Andy, Emma and Hayes. It was so good! “The concept was so fun — the costumes, the choreography. Hayes, you stood out so much! It was honestly one of the best team dances we’ve seen,” Julianne said. “I felt like I was watching the best of Broadway…flawless. You were all on fire,” Bruno raved. “If I was the other team, I would be pooping in my pants right now,” Carrie Ann said. They got a perfect 30!
Team Who You Gonna Call was Bindi and Derek (Derek has never lost a team dance, P.S.), Alexa and Mark, Carlos and Witney, and Alek and Lindsay. It was a little underwhelming, except for Carlos lifting Witney while on a hoverboard! “It was so much fun, you captured the fun of the movie…but you were slightly out of sync in the beginning,” Bruno said. “The energy was fantastic but in the beginning, the girls were out of sync,” Carrie Ann said, but praised Alek. Julianne gave her brother a 10, but the other judges gave 9’s, so their score was a 28.
Then, Hayes and Emma, Tamar and Val and Alexa and Mark were told they were in jeopardy.
In the end, Hayes and Emma were sent home. (And I’m upset about it!)
Did the right couple go home this week?